Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Sumud (صمود) steadfastness, a determined struggle to persist. Arabic growth strength
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them. Arabic love connection fate
Salām (سلام) Peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Arabic positive
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Gurfa The amount of water that can be scooped up in a hand. Arabic measurement
Subhiya Morning coffee, gossip and chat with neighbors after housewives have sent their children to school Arabic community connection
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A way to declare your hope that your loved one will outlive you because of how unbearable it would be to live without them. Arabic love time strength
Maktub "Everything is destined and written" Arabic philosophy fate
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Wejbet Unwanted/inconvenient social and family obligations that are somewhat necessary to maintain good relations Arabic family interaction cultural
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life

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